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pipe·fish

 (pīp′fĭsh′)
n. pl. pipefish or pipe·fish·es
Any of various slim fishes of the subfamily Syngnathinae chiefly of marine waters, having a tubelike snout and an elongated body encased in bony rings.

pipefish

(ˈpaɪpˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of various teleost fishes of the genera Nerophis, Syngnathus, etc, having a long tubelike snout and an elongated body covered with bony plates: family Syngnathidae. Also called: needlefish

pipe•fish

(ˈpaɪpˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any small, elongated fish of the family Syngnathidae, having a tubular snout and a covering of bony plates.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pipefish - fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony platespipefish - fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates
dwarf pipefish, Syngnathus hildebrandi - small (4 inches) fish found off the Florida Gulf Coast
Cosmocampus profundus, deepwater pipefish - a fish 8 inches long; found from eastern Florida to western Caribbean
sea horse, seahorse - small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
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Paul said: "The pipefish has probably come along with the Gulf Stream and travelled thousands and thousands of miles.
Most of the species found among oyster clusters, including facultative reef residents, northern pipefish (Syngnathusfuscus), and black sea bass (Centropristis striata), and obligate reef residents G.
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Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Scientists from Sweden's University of Gothenburg have found that 'pregnant' male pipefish actually suck the life out of some of their own offspring.
Most boat anglers have remarked on the lack of pipefish this year compared to the last couple of years, this could maybe why the fish are staying offshore.
A variety of fish have featured in match results - including a pipefish - as summer species move in.
In the world of pipefish, which are cousins of sea horses, sexual selection may reverse in the most dramatic way yet recorded.
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): In the world of pipefish, the males take care of the offspring and at one point go to the extent of eating them up for their own nutrition, a new study has found.
Thomlinson, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Department of Biology, Carson, CA, 90747 37 E THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT AND FEEDING CYCLES ON FEEDING ANTICIPATORY BEHAVIORS OF THE BAY PIPEFISH, SYNGNATHUS LEPT0RHYNCHUS K.
In midsummer the inshore assemblage was composed predominately of northern pipefish (Syngnathus fuscus) and other species were present in lesser numbers (Table 3; Fig.
During spells when the sand eels were in short supply, arctic terns turned to alternatives such as snake pipefish.
Dragons Down Under" features two species of exotic sea dragons, "leafy" and "weedy," as well as seahorses, pipefish and trumpetfish.